Antwerp

Old city house in Antwerp

If you like churches, that could be one of the big reasons why to visit the city of Antwerp. But the presence of Cathedral of Antwerp, the biggest gothic style church in Belgium and one of the most beautiful churches far around, is not the only reason to visit this nice city. This great example of medieval architecture is very well preserved. A special feature is the bell tower, which stands over 120 meters tall and was built for over a hundred years. Sea, port – Antwerp Antwerp is the…

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Bruges

Photo of Bruges

Architecture to fall in love with With the population of over 110.000, Bruges is one of the biggest cities in Belgium, smaller then Antwerp, Ghent or capital city of Brussels but larger then Ostend or Namur. This city is full of beautiful details, waiting to take you to the history lessons of architecture. Bruges is often compared to Amsterdam or Venice because of its numerous canals. Take a boat tour for a great experience and to learn how a medieval city functioned. Most of the top attractions are in the…

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Ghent

Canals in Ghent

Landlocked city of Ghent lies far to the northwest of the Belgium, not so far from Bruges, also close to Atlantic ocean and border with The Netherlands. It is a fair sized city with around 250.000 citizens, therefore being the third largest in Belgium by population. Ghent size is about the same as the Slovenian capital of Ljubljana and both cities are greatly appreciated by the tourists. Visit Ghent festivals and exibitions Ghent grew at fast pace in the medieval time. Because of clothes trade, it soon became one of…

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Brussels

Center of European culture Brussels is a capital of the Kingdom of Belgium, a small country, lying on the west of the European continent. This is an amazing city with very rich history, many museums, important religious objects, sport arenas and seat of countless political institutions. What Washington means for USA, Brussels means for Europe. Here is a seat of European parliament and the main headquarters of NATO alliance, also of many other important institutions and organizations like World Customs Organization. City is a good host for many politicians arriving…

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Belgium

Picture of Belgium, Dinant from river

Mix of old and new Belgium is a smaller country in the western part of the Europe being separated from the United Kingdom only with small portion of the Atlantic Ocean and the famous Canal. Belgium is a kingdom but also a parliamentary democracy. Portraits of kings and queens aren’t visible only at museums but also in many different places like palaces, castles, books, posters, even on their stamps, coins and on different kinds of sweets. Belgium blends the old with the new and there is a huge choice of castles,…

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